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Publisher Comments:

"A fine book that will add to our understanding of the development of health care in this country and the role of women at this critical time in history."

Bulletin of the History of Medicine"Jennifer Koslow expands our understanding of Progressive-era urban health reform in a careful and insightful narrative of female-led campaigns in Los Angeles, a multicultural city not always included in our narratives of the period. This is a story of state-making on the local level that is consistently interesting and well-written as well as a fresh model of public health reform in one city that should spur historians to look into these issues in other cities."

Ruth Crocker, professor of history and director of the Women's Studies Program, Auburn University"This complex study is one of the very best we have of Progressive Era public health. With genuine sensitivity, Jennifer Koslow helps us

understand the deeply human motivations and consequences of the reform impulse."

Robert D. Johnston, author of The Radical Middle Class: Populist Democracy and the Question of Capitalism in Progressive Era Portland, Oregon

Book News Annotation:

Koslow (history, Florida State U.) provides a study of the impact of women on remaking health policy in Progressive-era Los Angeles, and how they laid the groundwork for the state to realize its responsibility for protecting and promoting the public's health. Focusing on five areas important at the turn of the twentieth century, she discusses how women implemented health care reform and civic programs in community nursing, housing reform, milk sanitation, childbirth, and the campaign against venereal disease, also within the context of the city's multicultural nature. Annotation ©2010 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

At the dawn of the Progressive Era, when America was experiencing an industrial boom, many working families often ate contaminated food, lived in decaying urban tenements, and had little access to medical care. In a city that demanded change, Los Angeles women, rather than city officials, championed the call to action.

Cultivating Health, an interdisciplinary chronicle, details women's impact on remaking health policy, despite the absence of government support. Combining primary source and municipal archival research with comfortable prose, Jennifer Lisa Koslow explores community nursing, housing reform, milk sanitation, childbirth, and the campaign against venereal disease in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Los Angeles. She demonstrates how women implemented health care reform and civic programs while laying the groundwork for a successful transition of responsibility back to government.

Koslow highlights women's home health care and urban policy-changing accomplishments and pays tribute to what would become the model for similar service-based systems in other American centers.

About the Author

Jennifer Lisa Koslow is an assistant professor of history and director of the Historical Administration and Public History Program at Florida State University.

Table of Contents

Preface

Introduction

Paid for by the Public Purse

Public Authority for a Private Program

Bovines, Babies, and Bacteriology

Delivering the City's Children

The Challenge of Constructing Venereal Disease Programs

Conclusion

List of Abbreviations

Notes

Index

Product Details

ISBN:
9780813545288
Author:
Koslow, Jennifer Lisa
Publisher:
Rutgers University Press
Author:
Koslow, Jennifer
Subject:
Women
Subject:
History
Subject:
Health Risk Assessment
Subject:
History, 20th Century - Los Angeles
Subject:
Public Health - history - Los Angeles
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Women's Studies - General
Subject:
Cultivating Health;Los Angeles Women and Public Health Reform;Jennifer Lisa Koslow;Los Angeles campaign against venereal disease
Subject:
Cultivating Health
Subject:
Los Angeles Women and Public Health Reform
Subject:
Jennifer Lisa Koslow
Subject:
Los Angeles campaign against venereal disease
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Trade Cloth
Series:
Critical Issues in Health and Medicine
Publication Date:
20090831
Binding:
HARDCOVER
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
232
Dimensions:
9 x 6 in

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At the dawn of the Progressive Era, when America was experiencing an industrial boom, many working families often ate contaminated food, lived in decaying urban tenements, and had little access to medical care. In a city that demanded change, Los Angeles women, rather than city officials, championed the call to action.

Cultivating Health, an interdisciplinary chronicle, details women's impact on remaking health policy, despite the absence of government support. Combining primary source and municipal archival research with comfortable prose, Jennifer Lisa Koslow explores community nursing, housing reform, milk sanitation, childbirth, and the campaign against venereal disease in late nineteenth and early twentieth century Los Angeles. She demonstrates how women implemented health care reform and civic programs while laying the groundwork for a successful transition of responsibility back to government.

Koslow highlights women's home health care and urban policy-changing accomplishments and pays tribute to what would become the model for similar service-based systems in other American centers.

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